A Slick DIY Self Contained photobooth


Photographer John Nakatsu  of K+J Studios operates a photobooth on events. On of the challenges with these kinds of botoh is to make them portable, and easy to set up. John came up with quite a clever solution to make the entire botoh self contained and easy to port without losing quality and fun.

The pictorial below goes through all the steps, so you cna get inspired on creating your own. Here is how he did it:

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Photographer Reportedly Says “Sue Me” After Being Accused Of Printing Racial Slur On Wedding Photos

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A Texas based photography company is being sued by a couple who rented a photobooth from Premier Photography for their August 2012 wedding. It has recently surfaced that some of the wedding reception attendees who used the photobooth had received prints with the racial slur “Poor N***** Party” printed on the bottom of their photos. Among one of those were the bride’s sister, who among other guests, graciously kept the concern to themselves to allow the bride and groom to enjoy their special day.

However, when the couple became aware of the mishap, they contacted Premier Photography owner, James Evans, seeking an explanation and an apology. The claim the only response they received from the photographer was, “Sue me.[Read more…]

Building A Vintage Photo Booth WiFi


By routinely reading Photo-News and blogs from around the world, I came across homemade photo booths again and again. I saved images and ideas for my own project to be executed “somewhere in the future”. Future was supposed to be 2012, when I moved to Hamburg and a housewarming party was planned. Unfortunately, that did not work out with the schedule, the project has been somewhat forgotten and thus lay for a while semi-finished in the basement. 2015, a colleague celebrated his birthday on a larger scale and they have established a selfie-booth. The result was great and reminded me of the photo booth in the basement, which was finally pushed to completion.

Like always I joint all the best ideas from other projects that I had found in the meantime.

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Watch This Real Photobooth Marriage Proposal Done in 4 photos


That magical moment when she says yes is rarely captured. Well, not if you propose in a photobooth. Youtuber Kevin Moran made the big move inside a photobooth capturing the proposal in 4 photos.

While the first photo is your ordinary somewhat-awkward-self -conscious photo, the ring pops up in the second photo and the yes comes in the third.

Luckily for us Kevin teamed up with a photobooth service to also video record the entire process.

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Building A Photo Booth Using A Gopro Camera, Some Led Lights And A Doorbell

I offered our good friends to build a photo booth for their wedding to be held here in Berlin Germany. They had already been asking around and searching the web for a solution without any luck.

I immediately knew that I wanted to make a fun automated contraption that mimicked something from an amusement park, rather than just setting up a DSLR with an umbrella etc. as it needed to be something different that people would relax in front of and not feel intimidated by equipment.


I also knew I wanted to use a camera with an extreme wide angle lens as it creates dynamic and fun images, plus it needed to be a rugged but highly portable solution that I could throw in a cab when going to and from the party. So the choice for integrating an action camera like the GoPro was given.

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The Complete Guide To Bulding a DIY Open Air Wireless Internet-enabled “Photo Booth” (with Slide Show)

Over the years we’ve seen our share of photo booths here at DIYP. However, this guide from Mike Mikkelson (who also runs a photobooth business) is probably the most ever comprehensive guide I’ve seen to date. Aside from covering everything (EVERYTHING) from construction, software, printing and props, the fact that Mike runs is as a business makes it a field tested build. Enjoy!


I had been thinking of building a Photo Booth for a couple of years, but never seemed to get around to it. A good friend is getting married at the end of the year, and I’m am the Official Photographer for the event. In speaking with him about the wedding, he had assigned another friend of ours to create a photo booth. I had mentioned that I could help on that project as I had already done heaps of research on the subject. In chatting with our mutual friend, he was having issues coming up with reasonable solutions, and I brought up additional concerns and options.

  • Did the Bride and Groom want an actual booth, as this might limit the number of people who could participate?
  • Would an “Open Air Booth” be acceptable, this allowing groups of people to participate?
  • Would they want the booth to product prints for the guests, and potentially themselves?

It was decided that a laptop running photo booth software and capturing images from a webcam would just not be good enough for this event. I said that I would take the lead on this and come up with a plan. Here are my personal requirements:

  • Must be able to utilize dSRL Canon camera to capture great shots within the booth
  • A Booth that is portable, and can be modified to use as a booth and open with a backdrop.
  • Built-in Softbox for proper lighting
  • Must be self-sufficient and users can figure it out themselves. Not sure if we’ll have an attendant at this event. (Remember, I’m the Official Photog, and can’t consume my time with the booth)
  • Booth PC would be internet enabled and wireless
  • Images would be automagically uploaded to the internet as backup as they were taken.
  • Can be used as either a Photobooth or a Video Booth.

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How to Take The Perfect Jump Shot With An Open Source Photo Booth

Taking a perfectly timed photograph of a jumping person is not trivial. You both count, 3…2..1…jump!

How to Take The Perfect Jump Shot With An Open Source Photo Booth

Wait, I should have jumped on “1” or jumped on “Jump!”. Let’s try again. And again. and again… Would it be nice if we could do it perfect every time?

Imagine the photobooth opportunities it can open for events and weddings – an unattended booth that takes jump shots (no pun intended)

Instructables member Andrew Maxwell-Parish (A.K.A ElectricSlim) used two open source programs Processing (a programming language for visual creatives) and OpenCV (computer vision and learning) to create an automatic photobooth that takes pictures when you jump. It actually does better – it takes them at the peak of the jump and does not even require a fancy camera.

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How To Build A Slo-Mo Photobooth With $32,900 Worth Of Gear

About a week ago we shared an epic slo-mo video from a wedding photographed by Super Frog Saves Tokyo. The video was above all, fun.

How To Build A Slo-Mo Photobooth With $32,900 Worth Of Gear

But, fun aside, it took quite a bit of gear and preparation to create. Just the lights (KONOVA Pro 900 LED) and camera (RED EPIC) are about $32,900 without all the accessories. But.. seeing what goes on behind the scenes on this is a great experience nonetheless. It is short, but packed with tips about setup, direction, and avoiding mess. [Read more…]

Bringing The Phun To Photobooth (or Slo Mo Booth With Red Epic)

We’ve seen our share of photo booths. While they come in all shapes, colors and sizes, they usually operate in the same manner and produce similar pictures.

Super Frog Saves Tokyo have another take on the usual photo-booth. It involves a RED Epic, and probably the funnest slo-mo video a wedding has ever produced.

Bringing The Phun To Photobooth (or Slo Mo Booth With Red Epic)

The booth was installed for Quang and Ellie wedding reception and after the editing is done (featuring Robin Thicke’s appropriately popping “Blurred Lines” ) the result is something their grand-kids won’t be bored watching. [Read more…]

How To Build A Scream-Triggered Photobooth

Our buddy Haje Jan Kamps set up a scream triggered Photobooth. We thought it was a pretty cool concept so we asked him to share it here as well. Not just becasue it uses some awesome iPhone supported high speed photography, but also becasue this is a great demonstration of how to make some positive buzz with a photography product product.

If anyone had wandered along to the Maker Faire in the Elephant and Castle area of London (yes, it’s really real; no, there are neither castles nor freely roaming elephants but both would be a vast improvement) on Saturday they would have found me, and the London division of Team Triggertrap, asking people if they wouldn’t mind awfully screaming at the top of their lungs for us. Seriously.

How To Build A Scream-Triggered Photobooth

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